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Missing California Man Drowned in Papa`aloa Stream

January 7, 2013, 1:05 PM HST
* Updated January 10, 12:08 PM
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A man whose body was found in a Papaʻaloa ravine a week ago has been identified by police as 31-year-old Yogi Yoswara of San Gabriel, Calif.

Police said an autopsy determined that he died from drowning.

Yoswara had been missing since Dec. 19. Police had issued a missing persons report on the California visitor several days before his body was found.

His body was found Dec. 31 in a stream in the Kapehu Camp Mauka area of Papaʻaloa about 400-450 feet from the road that led to the home where he had been staying while on vacation.

Police said Yoswara was identified Friday through dental records.

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***Updated to correct spelling of victim’s name.***

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